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03/09/2017 – WINGS Spring Newsletter: 3rd Annual Guardianship Recap
Organizations of Interest
The National Guardianship Network sponsored the 2011 Third National Guardianship Summit, which developed the WINGS model. With funding from the State Justice Institute (SJI), NGN selected Minnesota to establish a WINGS chapter in 2015.
Learn more about WINGS efforts throughout the US at National Guardianship Network (NGN) Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS)
The American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging, a 2016 ACL grantee, establishes additional state WINGS groups.
Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship (MAGiC) is a membership organization of guardians and conservators and other professionals who work with guardians, conservators, and the people who have guardians/conservators. MAGiC has also published a Code of Ethics, Bill of Rights, and Standards of Practice for professional guardians and conservators, as well as Standards for other fiduciaries, including Power of Attorney, Representative Payee, and Trusts.
Center for Guardianship Certification lists criteria for certified guardians, search for certified guardians, and information about filing a complaint against a certified guardian.
Supported Decision Making Resources and Tools
The National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making is a rich source of information about supported decision making efforts throughout the United States, has training and information videos, suggested SDM forms, and more.
MN DHS has published a series of videos on Supported Decision Making by Jonathan Martinis; public and professional audiences are welcome to incorporate these into their own training events.
The Arc and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has published a joint position statement on supported decision making.
The American Bar Association, with support from the National Resource Center on Supported Decision Making has developed the PRACTICAL TOOL, a helpful guide to assist in addressing a person’s need for assistance in decision making.
Statutes & Legal Resources
Minnesota’s Public Guardianship law is Statute 252A Developmental Disability Protection
Minnesota’s private guardianship/conservatorship law is found in Article 5 of the Uniform Probate Code, Protection of Persons Under Disability and Their Property, 524.5-101 – 524.5-903
Minnesota Judicial Branch provides, among other relevant information about guardianship and conservatorship: Guardianship/Conservatorship forms and a detailed informational Guardianship Manual, as well as Guardianship/Conservatorship Case Status and hosts Minnesota’s Guardianship/Conservatorship Registry.
Lawhelp MN offers many resources including fillable forms.
The Minnesota Attorney General publishes Probate and Planning, an overview which includes health care directives, power of attorney, guardianship, and conservatorship.
MN Department of Human Services has helpful information about identifying and reporting suspected cases of maltreatment.
Contact MN Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) to report suspected maltreatment of a vulnerable adult, 24 hours per day/seven days a week: 1-844-880-1574